Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Afternoon With Mim


Yesterday morning my sister Mary Elizabeth, Mim, called and 
invited us out to her (and Michael's) new place in the
west end of Halifax.


We arrived around 1 P.M. and as soon as these two 'cappys',
Capricorns, got together there was no looking back!
They do their 'cappy thing' and start speaking 
a different language!! lol


So after a plateful of sandwiches, beer and almond macaroons 


we were heading out for a  jaunt to a lake which was about a 20 minute walk through 
a suburban green space, and through neighbourhoods that were 'new' to us.


The dogs (Sophie and Maggie) were raring to go, as were we.
It has been very hot and humid here the past few days
and some time at a lake sounded good and a chance to cool off.


So as we descended down a final flight of stairs 


we arrived at Chocolate Lake.....years ago I hear there was a chocolate factory 
alongside this lake.
There was no hesitation on Sophie and Maggie's part about jumping in
and racing for Mr. Orangie!!


While on the banks of the lake Ron caught the breezes blowing across the water.


Mim kept the dogs entertained.


Always good to spend time with Mim. She has a positive outlook
that is refreshing and realistic at the same time.
Her light spirit makes for great company and put another
Capricorn in the mix (Ron)......


Meanwhile back in the water it was an outright battle 
to get to each other's ball first!! Just like kids.


After an hour or so we headed back......dogs refreshed and tired,
and we enjoying the shade along the way.


Back at the house.....Mim being a make-up artist, she had to show us her latest 'line'
and we being, well, gay I guess, were more than interested in seeing it.


Mim loves her work and is presently exploring new facets of this business.


It was a fun few hours to spend with my sister.

We agreed to meet again in a couple of weeks at the Halifax Pride Parade.




28 comments:

  1. Well, I for one, know that I had the best time ever with Auntie Mim and Maggie. Anytime you want to laugh and just let it all hang out just get us all together.

    Sophie *all tuckered out* Doodle here

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes Sophie you did have a ball!! Mim was always your favourite!

      Delete
  2. Looks like a greaf day, I love visiting lakes and great to see you embracing your feminine side!
    Hayley-Eszti

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Hayley! So good to see you! And thanks, I have been 'in touch', and embrace actually, with my feminine side for years!! Hope things are going well for you.

      Delete
    2. Well thank you Hayley! I have embraced my feminine side for years....it wasn't a choice either! lol
      Good to see you!

      Delete
  3. I am VERY disappointed that Chocolate Lake is not really made of chocolate. I was planning a special trip to Halifax just to immerse myself in it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry to disappoint you Debra! lol

      Delete
  4. Looks like a great time, Jim! Beautiful series of photos! I feel cool and refreshed just looking at your photos, as it is 40ish celsius right now in Montreal. Thank you so much for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are most welcome Linda. Sorry to hear it is so hot in Montreal! 40C is a bit much I'd say.....I wouldn't like that much either. Good that you feel cooler now!

      Delete
  5. I'm sitting in the hot hot of the south more than a bit jealous about that lake! Seriously Jim what a great pictures and if i might say your sister has a beautiful face; the woman shines.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What? No lakes near you Jen?
      Jen, Mim has always had this energy that shines and people are drawn to her. She is as fit as a fiddle with energy to spare.

      Delete
  6. Looks like such a fun time. Great photos! I love the one of Mim throwing the ball into the water. It's always nice to spend time with siblings...as long as you get along! ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL! That is for sure Martha!! And Mim and I get along well. She could throw a football farther than any guy in the neighbourhood!! Seriously!

      Delete
    2. That is for sure Martha! We do get along. Mim was always athletic and could throw a ball as far as any guy could since she was very young.

      Delete
    3. Third time trying to leave a reply that 'sticks' Martha!
      It was a fun time and Mim being an athlete of sorts could always throw a ball farther than most guys! And we get along.

      Delete
  7. What wonderful shots of your day together!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Pat. It was full of 'photo moments' as I am sure you would appreciate.

      Delete
  8. I love the shots of the dogs swimming for their balls! This looks like a lovely, lovely day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really was Inger.....a tad HOT for here....we 'northerners' can't handle it! At least this one can't.
      Good to see you.

      Delete
    2. It was Inger. The dogs had a great time going after each other's balls in the water.

      Delete
  9. What a good time with a beautiful sister. How hot does it have to be for you to say it's hot and humid?

    Love,
    Janie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well Janie, that would be anything over 30C/90F. That would do it for me!

      Delete
    2. That's very hot. We were at 87 today, and our humidity is always high during the summer.

      Delete
  10. What a nice day! The lake was pretty. 30C/90F is just right to me! Your sister is absolutely beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was Liz....a beautiful day. That was probably the first time we had been to that lake! Go figure. Since Sophie liked it so much, we will return.
      You would LOVE our temperatures here lately....too hot for me!
      Thanks.

      Delete
  11. "a positive outlook
    that is refreshing and realistic at the same time"

    Oh so Capricorn... fun loving we can be, but always a note of reality in there :O)...

    Believe me, even us Capricorns are aware of our nature :O)

    ReplyDelete

Hey, I really like your comments and appreciate the time you took to do so.

Related Posts with Thumbnails